Dhaka, Dec 11 (UNB)- Bangladesh have lost the second ODI of the three-match series on Tuesday at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium to the Windies by four wickets. The hosts’ captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza regrets more 20-25 runs at the end of the match.
Bangladesh posted 255 for seven wickets in the first innings after being sent to bat first. Tamim Iqbal, Mushufiqur Rahim and Shakib Al Hasan hit the fifties for the Tigers. But their effort went in vain as they finished the match being in the losing side. Mashrafe, however, believes if they had scored more 20 to 25 runs, the story of the match could have been written in a different manner.
“We should have scored 270 to 280. It was an unusual performance by us as per our recent success. On the others days, we have some scores nearly 80 or 90, and sometimes, we have 1 or more centuries as well. But today, batsmen failed to do so. We made some silly mistakes that also cost the match. We need to minimize it in the next encounter,” Masrhafe said after the match.
On the other hand, Shai Hope, who hit his career-best unbeaten 146 to secure a combative win for the visitors, expressed his joy at the post-match press conference. The right-handed batsman rated his latest century above of his previous two.
“It was just about to bat as deep as possible. We know Keemo (Paul) has very good batting ability. I had full confidence in him. We just tried to rotate the strike as best as possible. We knew the wicket was a bit difficult to come in, and strike from ball one, so he played a very crucial hand here to go over the line,” Shai hope said after the match.
Bangladesh have won the first match by five wickets on Sunday at the same venue which helped the Tigers to take a step ahead to secure the series. But, they failed to grab the chance in the second ODI. Now they have to win the last match to ensure the second successive series win over the Caribbean boys. The last match of the series will be played on 14 December at Sylhet International Stadium.
Right after the ODI series, both teams will lock horn in a three-match T20Is series. In the previous occasion when they played in a T20Is series, Bangladesh came up as victorious.
Dhaka, Dec 11 (UNB) - Opening batsman Shai Diego Hope made his career best knock of unconquered 146 to guide West Indies to level the three-match ODI series 1-1 beating hosts Bangladesh by four wickets in the 2nd match at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka on Tuesday.
The series-deciding 3rd ODI match will be held in Sylhet International Cricket Stadium on Friday (December 14) as the hosts won the opening match by five wickets on Sunday last at the same venue.
Sent in to bat first, Bangladesh posted a moderate total of 255 for 7 as Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim hit fifties. Mushfiqur struck fifty in successive two matches of the ongoing series.
West Indies successfully chased down the total scoring 256 runs for 6 in 49.4 overs in the wicket which looked slightly better for the batsmen.
A 25-year-old right-handed wicketkeeper batsman from Barbados, Shai Hope was adjudged man of the match for his match-winning knock of 146 off 144 balls with 12 fours and three sixes. It was his third ton in One-day Internationals.
West Indies needed 67 runs in the last 10 overs with four wickets in hand. They were on the right track while taking 29 runs without losing any wicket. In the last five overs, they needed 38 runs. Mustafizur Rahman gave 16 runs away in the 48th over which made Bangladesh’s escape nearly impossible. And eventually, the visiting team managed to win a game in the series with two balls to play.
The visitors did not have an ideal start while replying to Bangladesh’s 255 as they lost the first wicket in the second over of their innings. Mehidy Hasan Miraz drew the first blood as he trapped Chandrapaul Hemraj, who replaced Keiran Powell in the match, with a non-turning delivery.
The Caribbean boys controlled the initial damage with a great care as they added 65 runs in the second wicket stand comprising Shai Hope and Darren Bravo. While Hope maintained his good start, Bravo managed only 27. He fell prey to a wonderful delivery of Rubel Hossain. The right-arm pacer came round the wicket and displayed a shattered off-stump to Bravo.
West Indies were courageous enough to fight back as they added another 62 runs at the third wicket stand. Shai Hope received accompany of veteran Marlon Samuels. They were pushing the visitors ahead with a combative effort.
But, Mustafizur Rahman, the left-arm pacer, did the job for the hosts removing well-set Samuels. His slow off-cutter went to Mushfiqur Rahim touching the bat of Samuels and he is never a guy to miss this. After Samuels’ dismissal, West Indies looked morally down to chase the target.
They lost the fourth and fifth wickets in a span of two runs. While Shimron Hetmyer fell to Rubel Hossain by a super catch of substitute fielder Nazmul Islam Apu, Rovman Powell was the prey of his opposite counterpart Mashrafe.
Despite the dismal shows from the other end of the wicket, Shai Hope was there in the middle as West Indies’ last hope. And he finally, made a perfect example of a great finish.
Earlier, Bangladesh posted 255 for seven on the board. Tamim, Mushfiqur and Shakib hit the fifties for the Tigers. While Tamim fell for 50, Mushfiq and Shakib ended with 62 and 65 respectively. Both made a 111-run stand at the third wicket which was the main pillar of Bangladesh’s innings.
Bangladesh lower-middle-order failed to utilise the foundation that made by Tamim, Mushfiq and Shakib. And thus, they disappointed the fans to set a bigger target for West Indies. At the end of the match, this proved to be the bigger regret of Bangladesh.
Dhaka, Dec 11 (UNB) – Two centuries by Rony Talukder and Mohammad Ashraful guided Islami Bank East Zone to a mammoth 354 for 3 in 90 overs in the first innings against BCB North Zone on the first day of the four-day 4rd round match of Bangladesh Cricket League (BCL) at the Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi on Tuesday.
Sent in to bat first, Islami Bank East Zone piled up the figure scoring unbeaten 241 runs in the 4th wicket stand by Rony Talukder and Mohammad Ashraful after the dismissal of first three batsmen -– Sadikur Rahman, Mominul Haque and Mahmudul Hasan-- for 113 runs in 34.1 overs.
Opener Rony Talukder hammered a polished and unbeaten 183 off 241 balls featuring 19 boundaries and five over boundaries while former national captain Mohammad Ashraful contributed unconquered 107 runs off 186 deliveries with the help of 13 boundaries.
Besides, East Zone captain and top order national batsman Mominul Haque scored 42-ball 26 runs hitting five boundaries, two down Mahmudul Hasan made a patient 65-ball 29, including five hits to the fence, after the departure of opener Sadikur Rahman for a duck.
Imran Ali, national coloured all-rounder Shohag Gazi and Sunzamul Islam claimed one wicket each conceding 39, 56 and 80 runs respectively.
Sent in to bat first in the other match, league leader Walton Central Zone scored 234 for 8 in 92 overs in the first innings against Prime Bank South Zone on the first day at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in the port city of Chattogram on Tuesday.
Opener Shadman Islam (60), two down Marshall Ayub (44), lower order Taibur Rahman (not out 43), captain Shuvagata Hom (27), Mosharraf Hossain (21) and Jaker Al (19) were the notable scorers for the Central Zone reaching the double digit.
National coloured pacer Al Amin Hossain grabbed three wickets for 51 runs while Mahedi Hasan and veteran spinner Abdur Razzak took two wickets each giving away 50 and 69 runs respectively.
On completion of the 3rd round encounters, Walton Central Zone maintained the top slot in the four-team league securing 16.82 points, BCB North Zone followed the leader collecting 11.49 points, Islami Bank East Zone were in the close 3rd slot bagging 11.44 points while defending champions Prime Bank South Zone were in the bottom with 6.45 points.
Dhaka, Dec 11 (UNB) - Bangladesh posted a moderate total of 255 runs for 7 in stipulated 50 overs in the 2nd game of the three-match ODI series against West Indies with Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal scoring half centuries.
Oshane Thomas, the 21-year-old left-arm fast bowler, took three scalps for visiting West Indies.
Bangladesh added only four runs in the last two overs. That prevented them from going for a higher total passing the 250-mark. Mashrafe Bin Mortaza and Mehidy Hasan Miraz were in the middle at that time.
Bangladesh started the innings in a frustrating manner when they lost Liton Das in the second over of the innings as he sustained a blow on his lower part of the right leg by a delivery from Oshane Thomas. Liton went down due to a significant amount of pain and subsequently, he was stretchered off the field.
Imrul came to the wicket in the second over and got dismissed without adding anything to his credit. The left-hander failed to face Thomas as he delivered a ball that passed Imrul touching his bat to the wicketkeeper. Shai Hope did not miss the chance to send Imrul back to the dressing room.
Bangladesh lost two wickets within four overs, including injured Liton Das who later backed to bat at 44th over after Mahmudullah Riyad’s dismissal.
After the initial blow, Tamim Iqbal and Mushfiqur Rahim added 111 runs at the third wicket stand. Both of them returned with a half-century each, and which was Mushfiqur’s second successive fifty in the series. The biggest stand of Bangladesh's innings came to an end when Tamim went to slog Devendra Bishoo, but failed to judge the delivery correctly that resulted in his removal.
Mushfiqur failed to continue after Tamim’s dismissal. At the fourth wicket stand with Shakib Al Hasan, Bangladesh got another seven runs only. But in the fifth wicket stand, Shakib and Mahmudullah added 61 runs that gave Bangladesh an edge to a challenging score.
Mahmudullah fell after a slow-30 off 51 balls. He skied a ball to cover and Rovman Powell grabbed that. Soumya failed to utilise his chance at number seven. He managed only six off eight deliveries.
Liton came to bat managing his pain but scored only eight. He fell to Keemo Paul to deep square leg where Shimron Hetmyer took a well-anticipated catch. Bangladesh lost seven wickets at 239.
Eventually, Bangladesh managed to gather 255 on the board. They need to defend it for winning the series today with one match to play.
Earlier, Rovman Powell, the stand-in captain of West Indies, won the toss and sent Bangladesh to bat first. In the series opener on Sunday, he had decided to bat first and posted 195 on the board. They lost the match by five wickets.
Dhaka, Dec 11 (UNB) - Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, the Bangladesh ODI captain, has created a new history playing the second encounter of three-match series against West Indies by equaling the record of Habibul Bashar to lead Tigers in most ODIs.
Mashrafe has all the chances to surpass his predecessor in the third and final match of the series that is slated to be played in Sylhet International Cricket Stadium.
Habibul Bashar was the other captain of Bangladesh who led the Tigers in 69 ODIs. In his tenure, Bangladesh won 29 ODIs. Mashrafe already surpassed him as the Tigers won 39 before today’s (Tuesday) match under his captaincy.
Mashrafe captained visiting Bangladesh for the first time in 2010 against England at Nottingham. He has led the Tigers till October 2010 in the first stint and again got the captaincy back in 2014 after a horrible time in limited-overs cricket under Musfiqur Rahim.
Since then, Masrhafe led the Tigers in 62 ODIs including today’s one. He will be continuing to lead the side to the World Cup next year in England as per the BCB contact.
Mashrafe, who recently joined politics for the ruling party Awami League, is supposed to announce the retirement after the World Cup, though, he did not mention an exact time to say goodbye.